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that pushes a lot of people away even though we might share some ideas with that party. guest: thanks for the call. i think that is overstated in terms of what the caller said. but i think there's a point to it. i found the talk about president obama's birth certificate, where he was born, whether he was christian or muslim, i thought that was obnoxious and wrong on the merits and politically very damaging. i wrote a piece in the wall street journal a couple years ago taking on donald trump because he was doing footsy with the birth certificate. when republicans begin to play footsie with this kind if conspiracy. and things like that, it's problematic. more broadly, i do think there's a problem, and undeniable problem. even whether a person thinks there's merit, there is a problem republicans are not free to middle-class voters and is sending a signal to hispanic people, the single largest demographic in the country, that you are not particularly welcome in this party. what the republican party has to do is find a way to appeal to them that is consistent with its principles but is als
, so i would like to say thank you to mr. president obama, as he did something for the child. he was thinking for other people also. we need immigration reform right now. it is good for the economy and everything. host: where are you from originally? guest: i, sir. host: thank you for calling in -- i, sir -- india, sir. host: thank you for calling. guest: we have millions of immigrants that have dug deep into the society, have children , have done essential work for the society, love the country and want to be fully part of it. the moral test of this debate is do we ensure that there is a real, clear and fair path to citizenship and the country would be stronger for it. host: i want to read three final tweaks, and we will interview this with senator jeff flake. michelle says the us ability to integrate immigrants into our social fabric used to be one of our strongest attributes, said to see the theater. what difference does citizenship make when illegals are treated like special guest, and james said no chance the democrats are going to make any deal that improves the way hispani
for walter. caller: yes, ma'am. hello? thank you for taking my call. i appreciate it. i sit here and i remember president obama before he was mr. obama said water boarding is torture and terrible and we will raise and elevate the way we treat people. that different countries will respect us again. now he is turning around and not just water boarding them but telling american people that if there are american citizens in foreign countries, i am just going to kill them. i will not try them or bring them up on charges or do any of that. i would just wax them. it just opens a whole new can of worms of shredding the constitution and just another example of people in power that abuse power and think they are above the law. and i don't understand how they can do it and justify it. as far as secrecy, the government has been keeping secrets from us ever since the beginning of time. when the people fear the government, you have terry -- when the government fears the people, you have democracy. of this land is slowly being destroyed by big business and a large conglomerate of power groups and we
-- that's why we saw ground gains in the campaigns. that's why president obama had done people talking to other young people. thanks for asking the question. it is important. it takes time to plant and time to build relationships and trust with young people, which is critical. -- to plan. host: bill is a democrat in chicago. caller: i'm a 75-year-old black man. they realize that right to work is 100% against a level playing field. they also see what's going on in michigan. they also know that the republican party has done everything it can to make it harder for students to go. what is don't like going on with the republican party's moves against everything that's right. you cannot hide this from them. they are aware this. you cannot keep doing this. host: all right. guest: banks for calling. -- thanks. one of the things i have seen in talking to young people is that young folks see things through authenticity. that was one of the things that and we looked for in the political campaigns and in what politicians are saying and how politicians are being framed. one way to reach young peopl
mcdermott, thank you for talking to our viewers. we'll talk to representative scott garrett, then the media in afghanistan. first, an update -- update on c- span radio. >> as president obama works to fill his cabinet for the second term, reports say he is looking at women, the keynote and openly gay at its four top slots. people say the leading candidate for commerce secretary is a longtime ally of the president and a chicago fundraiser. the top candidate for the office of management and budget is sylvia matthews burwell. a new report released today says 54 countries cooperated with the global kidnap, detention and torture operation mounted after 9/11, many in europe. the report was compiled by the open society justice initiative. the states include pakistan, afghanistan, egypt and jordan where the existence of secret cousins have been documented for many -- prisons have been documented for many years, but the report also lists ireland, -- iceland, cyprus. the report coincides with john brennan being questioned about the enhanced interrogation policies adopted by the george w. bush administ
and commerce subcommittee. thanks for talking to our viewers. guest: thanks for having me. host: republicans are saying to avoid the automatic spending cuts, we need entitlement reform on the table. president obama said yesterday if we cannot agree to something long-term like entitlement reform, let's do something short-term. do you agree? guest: no. president obama should be talking about the next sequester, because this one is happening. it was postponed to march 1 on the first and january. this is a promise that we made, the congress and the president made to the american people in order to get our fiscal house in order if we could not come up with the cuts, the savings to do that, these cuts would be automatic. host: you are ok with them? guest: i don't like it. the republican house has proposed two alternatives where the sequester might be differently apportioned and there might be some other things like medical liability reform. i am for that, but the senator never took it up. prize in 2012, the house passed an alternative scenario to sequester. if no one was interested in talking abou
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